Rachel Gaines

Rachel Gains was named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

BOONE — Rachel Gaines has made history, becoming the first Appalachian State University field hockey student-athlete to be named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Gaines earned a spot on the women’s third team as CoSIDA revealed its Academic All-America Division I Men’s and Women’s At-Large teams on June 19. She is one of only five field hockey representatives among the 46 total student-athletes who make up the three women’s teams, with other at-large honorees coming from the sports of swimming, tennis, golf, lacrosse, fencing, crew, ice hockey, beach volleyball and rifle.

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